La Boca, New Orleans
Inspired by owner Nick Bazan’s heritage, this authentic Argentine steakhouse is locally renowned for its fine cuts of beef. Established by Bazan and chef-owner Adolfo Garcia, who also run nearby RioMar, La Boca is a small, intimate restaurant in the Warehouse district with brick walls, exposed wooden beams, and French doors that open onto the street. In addition to the prime beef, which is served with three dipping sauces, the menu includes gnocchi, empanadas, and side dishes like fried Brussels sprouts. Also popular are the Argentine wines and traditional cocktails, such as the signature pisco sour made with Peruvian brandy.
Congratulations to Mei Lin, winner of Top Chef Season 12.